Alexandra W. Logue

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Alexandra W. Logue is an academic and behavioral scientist. She is currently a Research Professor in CASE (Center for Advanced Study in Education) of the Graduate Center of The City University of New York[1] She is also a member of the Graduate Center’s Behavior Analysis Training Area in the Psychology Ph.D. Program.[2] From 2008 to 2014 she was the Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost of CUNY, the CUNY system’s Chief Academic Officer.[3][4]

Education[edit]

Alexandra W. Logue attended Harvard University, receiving her A.B. in Psychology Magna Cum Laude in 1974, and her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1978.[5] As a senior in college and in graduate school she interacted extensively with B. F. Skinner, as well as with other members of the Harvard University behavior analysis faculty.[6] Her dissertation was entitled "Taste Aversion and the Generality of the Laws of Learning", a version of which was subsequently published in Psychological Bulletin.[7]

Academic Life[edit]

In 1978, Logue became a faculty member in the Psychology Department of SUNY Stony Brook, rising from the rank of Assistant Professor to Professor.[8] During this period she taught experimental psychology and statistics, and conducted extensive research and published on mathematical models of choice behavior (self-control and impulsiveness),[9] food preferences and aversions,[10] and the history of behaviorism.[11] In 1986 she published the first edition of her book The Psychology of Eating and Drinking.[12] The publication of this book and its subsequent editions, as well as her being a supertaster, have been widely covered in The New York Times and other media.[13][14][15][16] While a faculty member, she published another book, entitled Self-Control: Waiting Until Tomorrow for What You Want Today, in 1995,[17] as well as over a hundred articles and chapters.[18] She was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[19] Her research was funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the McDonnell Foundation.[20]

Scholarship[edit]

Logue has brought her expertise in experimental psychology to bear on issues concerning higher education.[21][22] This work has ranged from examination of self-control and impulsiveness in higher education administrators[23] to developing mechanisms for assessing administrative performance,[24] to conducting large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of academic programs designed to increase college student success.[25][26] She has advocated for the application of social science techniques to higher education administration[27] and has published a series of articles on such matters for Inside Higher Ed.[28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Psychology/Faculty-Bios/Alexandra-W-Logue
  2. ^ http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Psychology/Training-Areas/Behavior-Analysis
  3. ^ http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2008/03/05/executive-vice-chancellor-botman-to-head-usm/
  4. ^ http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/aa/acr/Newsletter05.09.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Psychology/Faculty-Bios/Alexandra-W-Logue
  6. ^ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1901/jeab.2002.77-357/abstract
  7. ^ http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=1979-25302-001
  8. ^ http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Psychology/Faculty-Bios/Alexandra-W-Logue
  9. ^ http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=6727012&fileId=S0140525X00053978
  10. ^ http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00057967/19/4
  11. ^ http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780121485108
  12. ^ The Psychology of Eating and Drinking (1986)
  13. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1989/01/12/garden/parent-child.html
  14. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1991/10/30/garden/few-people-will-eat-whatever-crawls-onto-the-plate.html
  15. ^ http://wordspy.com/words/supertaster.asp
  16. ^ http://www.winepsych.com/?p=385
  17. ^ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/self-control-alexandra-woods-logue/1101636322?ean=9780138037505
  18. ^ http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Psychology/Faculty-Bios/Alexandra-W-Logue
  19. ^ http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Psychology/Faculty-Bios/Alexandra-W-Logue
  20. ^ http://www.apadivisions.org/division-25/awards/hake.aspx
  21. ^ Higher education: View from the self-control laboratory, Division 25 Recorder, 32, 14-15 (1997)
  22. ^ http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=1998-02489-004
  23. ^ "Higher-education administrators: when the future does not make a difference.". Psychol Sci 12 (4): 276–81. Jul 2001. doi:10.1111/1467-9280.00351. PMID 11476092. 
  24. ^ https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/10/08/logue
  25. ^ https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/08/21/college-level-statistics-trumps-remedial-algebra-cuny-study
  26. ^ http://ies.ed.gov/funding/grantsearch/details.asp?ID=1520
  27. ^ https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/02/02/logue
  28. ^ https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/10/08/logue
  29. ^ https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/02/02/logue
  30. ^ https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/08/04/essay-academic-performance-undocumented-and-other-immigrant-students
  31. ^ https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2013/11/18/essay-changing-ideas-time-space-and-learning-higher-ed
  32. ^ https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/10/08/essay-evolving-ideas-about-technology-and-education
  33. ^ https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2011/02/11/alexandra_w_logue_essay_on_money_and_higher_education
  34. ^ https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2010/05/21/logue

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